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MPAS Curriculum Overview

Students in the 25-month, full-time MPAS program will learn the art and science of medicine in an innovative, active-learning model that will prepare them for applied learning in clinical clerkships throughout the second year.

The First Year

Founded on adult learning theory, the innovative, student-centered curriculum will present clinical medicine and patient care skills in fully integrated, system-based courses during the first 12 months of the program. 

Students will have the unique opportunity to learn the practice of medicine in context with an emphasis on critical thinking and the application of learning to real world situations. Students will be engaged in independent study, team-based learning, and hands-on sessions supplemented with mentoring and traditional lecture by full-time PA and physician faculty and visiting clinical experts.

Early in their first year, students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical learning experiences, ensuring early application of classroom lessons.

The Second Year

The last 13 months of the program are devoted to clinical clerkships in some of the top medical facilities in the world. Students take advantage of the MGH Institute’s membership in New England’s largest health care organization, Partners HealthCare System, which provides unparalleled access to such renowned affiliate hospitals as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Learn more about Clinical Clerkships.

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